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Monterrey: Janssen injures San Luis' star central defender who will miss the liguilla

Unai Bilbao suffered a cruciate ligament rupture.

Despite scoring a goal in the match, Janssen missed in the penalty shootout.
Despite scoring a goal in the match, Janssen missed in the penalty shootout.

Unai Bilbao suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, Atlético de San Luis informed in a press release.

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Unai Bilbao's recovery is subject to the evolution of his condition, informed his club, although it is speculated that he could be out of the Liguilla of Mexican soccer.

How was the injury?

The defender of the Potosinos had a collision with striker Vincent Janssen in a dispute for a ball during an offensive play by the Rayados in the first half of the playoff match between Monterrey and Atlético de San Luis.

As a result, Unai Bilbao had to be replaced by Ramón Juárez in the 17th minute.

On Saturday night, at the press conference following the victory of the team from San Luis in the penalty shootout against Monterrey, it was difficult for the coaching staff to give a diagnosis on the health condition of the Spanish defender.

On Sunday morning, he underwent the pertinent tests and it was confirmed that Bilbao is out of the quarterfinals of Mexican soccer.

Unai Bilbao will end a 16-game starting streak with Atlético de San Luis (1400 minutes), a period in which he scored two goals.

The Spaniard had become a regular in the stellar Potosí squad since his arrival from Necaxa, where he was on loan for a couple of tournaments.

Janssen scored a goal in regular time

It was in the 18th minute when the 'Toro' broke the offside trap, took Erick Aguirre's cross from behind midfield with his chest, and, after letting the ball bounce once, chipped the ball in the air to beat goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero with a cross-shot.

Since Janssen was booed by the fans in the match against Atlas, he has scored two goals in Liga MX, one in the last match against Tijuana and now in the reclassification match against Atlético de San Luis, so it can be said that the 27-year-old striker has made the best of adversity.

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